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    IPS Events and Logs Overview

    Use the IPS Events page to view information about security events based on IPS policies. Analyzing IPS logs yields useful security management information, such as abnormal events, attacks, viruses, or worms.

    Using the time-frame slider, you can quickly focus on the area of activity that you are most interested in. Once the time range is selected, all of the data presented in your view is refreshed automatically. You can also use the custom button to set a custom time range.

    There are two ways to view your data. You can select either the summary view or the detail view.

    IPS Events—Summary View

    Click Summary View for a brief summary of all the IPS events in your network. The data presented in the area graph is refreshed automatically based on the selected time range.

    You can use widgets to view critical information such as IPS severities, top sources, top destinations, top reporting devices, top IPS attacks, top source countries, and top destination countries. See Table 1 for descriptions of the widgets in this view.

    Table 1: IPS Events Summary View Widgets

    Widget

    Description

    IPS Severities

    IPS severities of the events based on the severity level: high, medium, low.

    Top Sources

    Top source IP addresses of the network traffic; sorted by the number of event occurrences.

    Top Destinations

    Top destination IP addresses of the network traffic; sorted by the number of event occurrences.

    Top Reporting/Attacked Devices

    Top devices that are attacked by IPS events; sorted by the number of times users are active on the network.

    Top IPS attacks

    Top IPS attacks in the network traffic; sorted by the times devices are attacked.

    Top Source Countries

    Top source countries from where the event source originated; sorted by the number of IP addresses.

    Top Destination Countries

    Top destination countries targeted for the attack; sorted by the number of destination IP addresses.

    IPS Events—Detail View

    Click Details View for comprehensive details of events in a tabular format that includes sortable columns. You can sort the events using the Group by option. For example, you can sort the events based on severity. The table includes information such as the rule that caused the event, severity for the event, event ID, traffic information, and how and when the event was detected.

    See Table 2 for descriptions of columns in this view.

    Table 2: IPS Events Detail Columns

    Column

    Description

    Severity

    Severity level of the log. The severity types are critical, high, medium, low, info.

    Event Name

    Event name of the log

    Event Category

    Event category of the log.

    Source IP

    Source IP address from where the event occurred.

    Source Country

    Source country name from where the event originated.

    Source Port

    Source port of the event.

    Destination IP

    Destination IP address of the event.

    Destination Port

    Destination port of the event.

    Log Source

    IP address of the log source.

    Application

    Application name where the events or logs are generated.

    User Name

    Username of the log.

    Host Name

    Hostname in the log.

    Protocol ID

    Protocol ID in the log.

    Source Zone

    Source zone of the log.

    Destination Zone

    Destination zone of the log.

    Nested Application

    Nested application namein the log.

    NAT Source Port

    Translated source port.

    NAT Destination Port

    Translated destination port.

    NAT Source Rule Name

    NAT source rule name.

    NAT Destination Rule Name

    NAT destination rule name.

    NAT Source IP

    NAT source IP address of the log.

    NAT Destination IP

    NAT destination IP address of the log.

    Traffic Session ID

    Traffic session ID of the log.

    Time

    Period of time in which the event occurred.

    Modified: 2016-12-15